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Traffic infraction leads to drug bust

A St, John was arrested on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute following a late-night traffic stop near the city of Great Bend.

October 09, 2017 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Mawhirter announces candidacy for Council Ward 2

Rachel Mawhirter says that the problems facing the City of Great Bend are real, but that the solutions can be simple. As one of three candidates for the Ward 2 seat on the Great Bend City Council, Mawhirter wants to use her background in entrepreneurship and marketing to bring concepts from the private sector into the public sector.

October 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC Theatre holding open auditions for ‘Horror Movie Survival Guide’

Barton Theatre is hosting auditions for its upcoming show "Horror Movie Survival Guide," a comedic play which spoofs horror movies. Auditions are 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 12 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Rehearsals begin Oct. 16 and the performance is 7 p.m. on Nov. 6. Those who wish to audition can show up anytime during the allotted hours on either night. The Theatre Department will be casting all roles and all technical positions. No preparation is necessary and all are invited to audition. For more information, contact Dr. Rick Abel at abelr@bartonccc.edu ...

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Sneak Preview Concert

The Barton Visual and Performing Arts Department will host its annual Sneak Preview Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas Supreme Court Justice delivers opening remarks at annual rodeo

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Dan Biles visited Great Bend Saturday, in order to deliver the opening remarks at the 13th Annual Rosewood Rodeo for the second time in two years. His relationship with Rosewood Services dates back nearly 19 years, when he was asked to represent the organization as a practicing lawyer. The opportunity allowed him to get to know some of the nearly 50 participants competing in the annual rodeo, and he took a moment to reflect on his years of advocacy with people with disabilities.

October 07, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Red Light, Green Light

For the second year running, Great Bend was the October destination for car and automobilia collectors from around the region and beyond. A diverse selection of around 100 vehicles filled Expo 1 and 2. Hand-picked by co-organizers Chris Froetschner and Chad Ehrlich, the show was intended to appeal to a wide range of potential buyers. They included trucks and cars, anywhere from an entry level project to daily drivers, up to $100,000 vehicles high-point cars. The mix is intentional, Froetschner said. The diversity ensures they don't end up with a lot of high-end cars they can't move ...

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Promise Garden flowers lead Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The petals of bright fabric flowers twirled in the breeze as people gathered in the courthouse square Saturday afternoon. Missy Pflughoeft, co-chairman of Barton County's Walk to End Alzheimer's, said the colors in the "Promise Garden" had distinct meanings.

October 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC trustees to hold study session

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hold its monthly study session at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Trustees will review the September financial statement and hear reports on the federal student loan default rate, Barton's OSHA Education Center status, KSU DirectLink and software updates.

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Duck Season

Zackery Krisyman leaned in for a closer look at a duck display at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The blue-winged teal male and female were next to a male Northern shoveler. It just happened that those were the same species Krisyman had bagged Saturday morning at Cheyenne Bottoms.

October 07, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


From horror to heroes

It's been a week since 64-year-old Stephen Paddock unleashed a deadly spay of bullets on concert goers in Las Vegas. But, Great Bend residents who were on the Vegas strip that night are just now coming to terms with what happened.

October 07, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


September Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

October 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS bowling, AED purchases on USD 428 agenda

A proposal for instructional bowling at Great Bend Middle School is on the agenda for the next Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting. The board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

October 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBCF announces three new board members; thanks two for service

The Golden Belt Community Foundation (GBCF) is welcoming three new members to its board of directors, while thanking two others for their past service.

October 05, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBHS orchestra, GBMS strings to play at Long Pumpkin Patch

Come enjoy the fall weather, pick a pumpkin and relax with some fun music when the Great Bend High School orchestra and Great Bend Middle School String Rhapsody group play fiddle music in the barn at Long Pumpkin Patch.

October 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS orchestras in concert Monday

The Great Bend High School orchestras will perform on Monday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium.

October 05, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Printmaking, a many-layered art form, Morgan explains

BY VERONICA COONS

June 16, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


City water quality report available

The City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year 2017 is now available, said Utilities Superintendent, Michael Bader. However, the brochure will ...

June 16, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

June 16, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood moving ahead with community improvements

ELLINWOOD - The city council meeting held Monday night included several meaningful discussion that showed progress towards transformation into a 21st century visitor-friendly community.

June 15, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


They’re at it again

Just like wheat harvest and high temperatures, the Barton County Road and Bridge Departments annual ritual of working on county blacktops is a rite of ...

June 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


OUT OF THE MORGUE

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

June 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Coming this way

Golden wheat is trickling into the Great Bend Coop as farmers begin testing the harvest waters, but by week's end cutting could be in ...

June 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


STEPHENS TO STAND TRIAL

After four hours of preliminary hearing testimony in Barton County District Court Tuesday, 20th Judicial Magistrate Judge Richard E. Burgess Jr. ruled Chaz Stephens, Hoisington ...

June 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


More information released about Tuesday injury accident

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an accident at 3:45 p.m. on Monday at North Washington and Northwest 30 Road in ...

June 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County to get more funds to cover flood damage costs

It was a bit of good news.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 Board OKs staff changes

The last school year has wound down and Unified School District 428 is looking to next year, including the shuffling of staff.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MAKING THE PITCH

HOISINGTON - City staff have been busy in recent weeks working diligently with prospects interested in bringing new homes and businesses to town, City Manager Jonathan ...

June 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Welcome back Homer

It had been over two months since Second District Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg had taken his seat in the commission chambers. That changed Monday ...

June 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Trump calls Rep. Marshall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kansas First District Congressman Roger Marshall joined America's News Headquarters on Fox News Saturday to discuss the ongoing U.S. trade ...

June 11, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


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